Wednesday, December 8, 2010


You will not see Almonds in the picture because this recipe uses ground almonds.  I also chose star shape and thought they would look like a wreath on the plate to give it a Christmas kind of theme.  Other shapes like hearts can be used especially around Valentine day.  Optionally you can sprinkle melted Chocolate on the cookie part too.  This time, I chose Apple jam but now that I look at the picture, Strawberry would have been a better choice for the pictures.
2 cups ground Almonds

1/2 cup yogurt
200 gr butter
1 cup icing sugar
2 egg whites
2.5 cups flour
1 package vanilla

Any flavour jam for the middle and sprinkle icing sugar
  • Mix all the ingredients together (except the jam of course) to make a soft dough.  The dough should not stick to your hand.  If it is sticky, add a bit more flour
  • Roll out
  • You will need 2 different cookie cutters of the shape that you choose.  One bigger than the other.
  • Using the bigger size cookie cutter, cut 1 cookie out.  This is the bottom of the cookie
  • Again using the bigger cookie cutter, cut another cookie out but this time using the smaller cookie cutter, cut the same cookie to get a hole in the middle.  Put the cookie with a hole in the middle on the first cookie.  You will have a "taller" cookie with a hole in the middle to be filled after cooking.
  • Continue using the rest of the dough the same way.  If you like, you can use the small middles as cookies too with chocolate sprinkles as variety.  Kind of like "Timbits"
  • Line a cookie sheet with cooking paper and put your cookies on the cookie sheet
  • Preheat oven at 350
  • Cook until the bottoms of the cookies are brown (approx 20 minutes)
  • Cool
  • Add jam in the middle and sprinkle with a bit of icing sugar

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